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Focus on resurrection of economy: Governor to CM

Panaji: Governor Satya Pal Malik held a meeting with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Chief Secretary Parimal Rai, IAS, at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday to take a stock of the economy of the State during the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Also present was Rupesh Kumar Thakur, IAS, Secretary to Governor. The Governor congratulated Pramod Sawant, Chief Minister and Parimal …

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CM orders strict security at Goa border

Sankhali: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant visited Goa Dodamarg border and instructed the police staff to follow strict security checks in order to avoid people from Maharashtra coming into Goa and vice versa through the dense forest.  Sawant visited Dodamarg border after a hue and cry from public about entering of people from Maharashtra to Goa despite strict police bandobast. “Some …

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NCP takes up seafarers’ issue with Centre

Vasco: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) state unit president Jose Philip D’Souza has informed that the former Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation and the present Maharashtra NCP Rajya Sabha MP Praful Patel and the coalition government led by NCP in Maharashtra government has taken up the issue of Goan seafarers with the centre. The NCP state unit president …

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Cabinet approves Rs 20 support price for cashew nuts per kg

Panaji: The state cabinet has given approval to fix Rs 20 as support price for cashew nuts per kg. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told the media on Wednesday that the cabinet has fixed Rs 20 as support price for cashew. He said that the base market price for cashew nuts is Rs 105 per kg and the government will give …

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Russian national, two minors housed at Mapusa shelter home

Mapusa: A Russian national and her two minor daughters were on Wednesday rescued by Pernem police from their rented house where they were stranded without food. All three are now housed at a shelter home in Peddem and provided assistance. In view of the lockdown, tourists along the beach belt are stranded. On Wednesday a team of Pernem police rescued …

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Permits to self-employed persons, construction works

Panaji: All the Block Developmental Officers are informed that the Goa State Executive Committee (SEC) has authorized the Panchayat Secretaries to issue permits for the self-employed persons providing various services like electricians, IT repairs, plumbers, motor-mechanics, carpenters as specified in the guidelines issued by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The said permits would only involve the issuance of transit permits …

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State still grappling with biomedical waste

Margao: In the absence of treatment of biomedical waste has created a problem especially for senior citizens who are bedridden as local bodies face an uphill task for disposal during the lockdown period.  An aggrieved citizen has now sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for addressal of the issue under Swatch Bharat Abhiyan. The state has been under …

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Lockdown has set back STP work at Ponda by six months

Ponda: The unexpected lockdown of 40 days owing to the Covid-19 pandemic has set back the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) work of Ponda by almost six months considering the pre-monsoon work scheduled in the town. The Sewerage and Infrastructural Development Corporation of Goa (SIDCGL) has postponed the STP’s remaining work for after the monsoon, officials said. Earlier SIDCGL was supposed to complete the pipeline …

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Notice to food business operators

Panaji: The Directorate of Food and Drugs Administration has noticed that instances have been reported of stale / expired sweets being sold to consumers, posing potential health hazards. In case of pre-packaged sweets, the “Date of Manufacturing” and “Best before Date”, of the products must be mentioned on their labels, as per the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) …

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NGO launches online platform ‘Covid relief service directory’

Panaji: With an idea to connect the needy people with the relief service providers in the country during the lockdown period, Anyay Rahit Zindagi (ARZ), an NGO from Goa has launched an online platform ‘Covid relief service directory’. ARZ has appealed with relief service providers to register at http://covidrelief.in/ through which those in need of relief services can access services in their …

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